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El Xampanyet

Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 70 03
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (584 reviews)
“stuffed peppers” (21 reviews)
“calamari” (46 reviews)
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food and the experience were amazing. Every morsel was delicious and the vibe was great. The prices were good. The wait staff incredible. There is no but... to be had. Without a doubt our best meal in Barcelona. Well worth the wait.

Thank Sightsee664683
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the El Born area on our visit in Barcelona, a short walk away from El Xampanyet. How lucky we were! Great tapas, tasty champagne and a fun atmosphere! Make sure to be prepared to wait if you get there during peak hours, or...More

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited El Xampanyet on a recent visit to Barcelona. It is crazy wild and crazy wonderful! Get there and be prepared to wait for a table. It is well worth the wait. We ate a variety of tapas coupled with several...More

Thank Marguerite L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love love love this place! My wife and I eat here every time we're in Barcelona. The scene is always buzzing with happy (who wouldn't be?) and friendly people, the staff is always efficient and very friendly even when it's shoulder to shoulder...More

Thank stingley23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a recommendation and we were not disappointed The place gets busy early and the reason is the place is great The foodthe vibe the staff all are perfect No reservations there You show up and you walk in and find a spot...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to Barcelona several times a year for 20 years. Since we discovered this place we make sure to come here at least 2 to 3 times each stay. It is just a wonderful place if you are into a crowd. The food is...More

Thank ecb1360
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get here as they open, or else you will be standing in line - small really good food. You are greeted with a small glass of cava while you look over the menu - the tomato crostini is a must and either the spanish omlet...More

Thank ArdentTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously delectable and amazing tins of Happiness. Vermouth or Cava is choice. Anchovy are delicate and salty sweet. Sardine served with finely chopped shallot is slightly smokey and mouth watering. Pan con tomate is light and perfect vehicle for these tinned delights. Octopus chilled was...More

Thank SparkleMermaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I studied abroad in Barcelona for four months and this was my favorite place! Every time we would come here we would meet people from all over. Not to also mention the food was incredible. If you are in Barcelona there is no way you...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding, authentic tapas in the heart of Barcelona's labyrinthine passageways. You will need Google Maps to help you find it! Quite close to the Picasso Museum so plan to do the two back to back. Honestly, every dish we tried was better than the last...More

1  Thank Andrea T
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Laura T
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Johan F | Reviewed this property |
Generelly not. However, if you het to know them... then theres a chance!
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from Sena Ö | Reviewed this property |
It's really small place and really hard to find a place to sit. Most of the people are standing. However I saw couples or friend groups there. If you go early you might find a place.
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Vikavei | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they take reservations. It's more of a first come first served situation. I would strongly recommend to go earlier before they open especially if it's a larger group of people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 70 03
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